[adelie-devel] Re: Adding cmd:which (or similar) to build-tools

From: William Pitcock <nenolod_at_dereferenced.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 03:43:43 -0600


On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:49 PM, A. Wilcox <awilfox(a)adelielinux.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> At least main/i3lock and main/libvpx (and likely more) in Alpine
> aports.git depend on `which`. This is provided by BusyBox on Alpine
> systems, but is not provided in adelie-base because it is not POSIX and
> is mostly useless bloat.

BusyBox does not generate cmd: providers on Alpine. I believe we
should use an explicit provider (like /bin/which) instead of a magic

> I am, however, considering adding cmd:which as a dependency for
> build-tools. I'd like to set debianutils-which as the primary provider
> since their utility is light (just a wrapper for POSIX command(1))
> compared to the full-blown which (~ 100 KB).
> The only alternative that I can think of is maintaining i3lock and
> libvpx in user or system and adding cmd:which to their makedepends. I
> am open to further alternatives.

Would the /bin/which concept be okay?

Received on Mon Feb 19 2018 - 09:43:55 UTC

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